Sonata Arctica have premiered a new video for an acoustic version of their song “For The Sake Of Revenge.” This track is from the band’s new acoustic album, “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One,” which was released today (January 21). Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg commented:
“”Originally recorded for Unia back in 2007, ‘For The Sake Of Revenge’ was a bit of an odd-ball — actually, the whole album was — nevertheless we somehow managed to look at this song in a different light and present the essence of it in a totally new way. It turned out so good that we even had to make a video for it. We were incredibly lucky to get to work with one of the most internationally acclaimed Finnish directors, Joonas Berghäll. With his handpicked dream team, he shot us out in the woods, on deserted roads and even under water, back here in our hometown, Kemi. We’re really happy with how this single and video turned out, enjoy!”
Halestorm have teamed up with Death Wish Coffee Co. for an unplugged “Coffee Notes” performance. The set, which can be seen HERE, includes performances of “Back From The Dead,“ “I Miss The Misery,” and a cover of Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You.“ Notably, fans that watch the video will have a chance to win a guitar signed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger.
During a December 17 acoustic set at Nova Arts in Keene, New Hampshire, Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath performed a new song titled “Reckoning.” You can see footage of that at the 17:22 mark in the below video. Notably, the aforementioned clip includes footage of the entire show, which featured a number of Cave In tracks as well as various covers.
[via The PRP]
Candlebox have announced a spring unplugged tour. Here’s the dates:
04/20 Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
04/21 Nashville, TN – City Winery
04/22 Atlanta, GA – City Winery
04/23 Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
04/25 Chicago, IL – City Winery
04/26 Chicago, IL – City Winery
04/27 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
04/29 Morgantown, WV – Tropics WV
04/30 Washington, DC – City Winery
05/01 Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
05/03 Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
05/05 Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey
05/06 Beverly, MA – Cabot Theater
05/07 New York, NY – City Winery (Early & Late Shows)
Wage War have shared an official video for a new stripped down version of “Circle The Drain.“ The original version of that track is from the band’s latest album “Manic.“ The group commented:
“We’ve always loved taking our songs back to the basics, and ‘Circle the Drain’ (Stripped) is one of our favorites yet. We feel like the song really gets to breathe when you strip it down.”
Papa Roach have shared an official video for a new acoustic version of “Kill The Noise.” You can check that out below:
Sonata Arctica have shared a lyric video for “The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me” from their upcoming acoustic album “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One.” That effort will be released on January 21.
Keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg commented:
“‘The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me’ was a song that first appeared as a bonus track for Japan back in 2003, just around the time I joined the band. When we started to arrange songs for the second Acoustic Adventures tour in 2019, this song somehow kept popping up and we decided to give it a go. Our dear friend Masi Hukari who joined us on stage for the tour did a lot of the work on this particular arrangement and I think that his input was really important in how this song turned out. For this record, we used the live arrangement as a starting point and I don’t think the song changed that much, so what you hear is a slightly refined version of the 2019 tour arrangement. We decided to use this song as the first single since it’s really different from the original studio version and as always, we prefer to offer something new and interesting for our fans and for ourselves as well.”
“Acoustic Adventures – Volume One” Track Listing:
01. “The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me”
02. “For The Sake Of Revenge”
03. “A Little Less Understanding”
04. “Alone In Heaven”
06. “Don’t Say A Word”
07. “As If The World Wasn’t Ending”
08. “Paid In Full”
09. “Tonight I Dance Alone”
10. “The Wolves Die Young”
11. “Wolf & Raven”
12. “On The Faultline”
Moon Tooth have released an acoustic version of their song “Nymphaeaceae.“ You can check that out below:
Vocalist John Carbone commented:
“I didn’t initially plan to change much up vocally, but what the guys did instrumentally was very inspiring. Some different rhythms, melodies and harmonies quickly jumped out of me in the middle of tracking. In our band, that’s usually the sign that we’re on the right track so it was as much a writing session as it was a recording session. Over the years, Ray and I have developed a great short-hand on occasions like this so it was a lot of fun to develop the changes on the spot.”
Guitarist Nick Lee added:
“When the idea of doing an acoustic version of ‘Nymphaeaceae‘ first came up I wasn’t sure it could work but I think it’s now my favorite heavy-to-acoustic rendition of a Moon Tooth song we’ve done! I found the most inspiration for how to turn one of the more thrashy new songs into a vibey acoustic jam from Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Friends’ off of III. Jimmy Page on that song is able to make an acoustic guitar sound heavy and mean as hell and it’s always been a favorite of ours.
It is always a fun challenge because, especially in the last few years, Moon Tooth has put just as much effort into writing interesting chord progressions and melodies as we have put into writing crazy, acrobatic riffs so when you strip the song down to its roots and it’s still solid, it feels like we must be doing something right.
Ray also brought it to another level with his percussion; incorporating a castanet and even a glockenspiel to do something different than our past acoustic tracks. We couldn’t help but laugh at times making it, like ‘what band are we in again?’ but I’m really very proud that we’ve set ourselves up to express whatever we want musically and it can still be accepted as Moon Tooth.”
Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) will be celebrating the release of his latest album “Brighten” with a special Q&A and acoustic performance at The Grammy Museum In Los Angeles, CA. That event will take place on November 18 and tickets can be found HERE.
Fit For A King have released an acoustic version of their song “Breaking The Mirror.“ The original version of the track appears on the band’s latest album “The Path.”